Making a splash in atmore

Published 12:03 am Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A project that began in July 2017 is now coming to fruition as a ground breaking was held for Atmore’s newest addition — a splash pad.

The splash pad will be built next to Heritage Park, where the old ball fields were located.

Equipment for the construction of the pad is being delivered today, according to organizers.

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According to Atmore Advance archives, funds to help build the splash pad have been raised.

The splash pad is a joint effort between the city of Atmore, and the Atmore Rotary and Lions Clubs.

Trammell Street will be closed between Craig and School Streets, as a result.

Donations for the pad, which costs more than $150,000, have been provided by the Atmore Rotary Club, the Atmore Lions Club, the Poarch Creek Indians, Gulf Winds, the Alabama RC&D and First National Bank and Trust.

Atmore Rotary Club Member Allen Walston said previously that he hopes to have the pad open before Memorial Day.

The splash pad will be 2,000-square feet and will have a seating area for parents. The seating area will be covered, Walston said.

The contractor, J.A. Dawson and Co. of Pelham, is handling construction of the pad.